Suggestions on using the Joy Hakim History of US books as a high school US history...
Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:33 PM
Are there suggestions, sites, resources, supplements, lesson or reading plans? I scored almost a complete set at a local used bookstore today. I've been wanting them for a long time and got them on trade!
Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:55 PM
Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:20 PM
Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:35 PM
- Sonlight questions
- A little feedback from my reading of the Sonlight teacher notes (such as sticky notes in some areas or a conversation)
- Oxford quizzes all the way through
- Oxford student worksheets on a rare occasion when I wanted her to explore something further or map something -- I could have done more but she didn't like being interrupted for these.
- For her English credit, she was reading some books to fill out a few areas -- Ben Franklin's autobiography, To Kill a Mockingbird, etc.
I will say that she didn't get a lot of in-depth analysis with these materials. It was more a focus on understanding the events, sequencing, etc. However, I think by learning so many details chronologically, she figured out for herself some of the issues involved. I could have added more materials to analyze issues & political choices & such, but this dd did better focusing and going through systematically, rather than jumping around in history. And it was only one year's history credit, after all. We did that kind of eval. in her Bible study instead.
Posted 02 January 2010 - 11:34 AM
Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:56 PM
They introduce original source material and teach how to evaluate it. They pose the question, "How do we know what we know?" and also introduce students to the fact that source material is often contradictory. I think that it's important for students at this level to realize that they must treat supposed facts with a grain of salt sometimes.